Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Country and City Meet

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Country and City Meet

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SURPRISES are things Rebecca and Shannon Steinhardt know well.

When Rebecca instantly fell head over heels with a man she met on a dating site, it came as a huge surprise to her.

Just three months later the couple were surprised to find out Rebecca was pregnant with their first child.

While these moments in Rebecca and Shannon's lives were unexpected and, well surprising, they have changed their lives for the better.

On October 8, after four years and two children together, the couple tied the knot and officially became man and wife.

The couple met in 2007 and it was a case of city girl Rebecca's city life colliding with that of country boy Shannon Co literally.

While on their first date, Rebecca hit a kangaroo in her car and Shannon had to come to the rescue of his traumatised future wife.

C[pounds sterling]From that day on we were literally inseparable and he pretty much moved in straight away,C[yen] Rebecca said.

Rebecca loves that her husband is a country boy at heart and said it has made him laid-back and he was never hung up on material things.

C[pounds sterling]We complement each other because I'm very highly strung and emotional and I tend to think about things a lot,C[yen] she said.

C[pounds sterling]But Shannon is very placid and can bring me down to earth when I need it.

C[pounds sterling]On the other side of things, I can bring him up as well because sometimes he can be too placid and not worry about things that he should.C[yen]

The Nobby Lutheran church was the destination for their rainy-day nuptials, after a morning downpour put an end to their outdoor wedding plans.

C[pounds sterling]We had a really bad storm that day and I woke up to crashes of thunder and thought Cyoh no, it's all over',C[yen] Rebecca said.

C[pounds sterling]But we had an afternoon wedding and by the time 2pm came, it was great and the overcast wedding was great for the photos.C[yen]

Once the formalities were over and done with, the couple and their guests retreated to the Nobby Pub for the reception.

Rebecca said the pub was a place she and Shannon loved to hang out, catch up with mates they knew and had great food and drinks. …

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